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Offline Cheesy Beans

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The Mike Ashley striker awards
« on: Monday 31 August 2020, 07:04:44 PM »
Following on from the previous, ‘best number 9’ thread. I thought this would be mildly amusing whilst we have nothing else to do or enjoy.

Below is a list of the strikers signed under Mike Ashley’s fantastic tenureship. Players coming through the academy (Carroll, Shola etc) or those signed as youth players (Toney, Ranger, Zamblera, Edmundsson) aren’t included.

Facundo Ferreya
Shefki Kuqi
Luuk de Jong
Seydou Doumbia
Islam Slimani
Emmanuel Rivière
Yoshinori Muto
Marlon Harewood
Xisco
Joelinton
Yoan Gouffran
Joselu
Leon Best
Daryl Murphy
Aleksandar Mitrović
Peter Løvenkrands
Loïc Rémy
Dwight Gayle
Salomon Rondon
Ayoze Pérez
Papiss Cissé
Demba Ba

Please make three nominations for the below categories:

1. Best overall striker
(whole career i.e, Luuk De Jong may have been s*** for us, but has had a decent career since leaving)
2. Best NUFC striker
3. Best value

4. Worst overall striker (whole career)
5. Worst NUFC striker
6. Worst value

I’ll then tot up the nominations at some point in the future and we can crown our champions. You can only nominate one striker for each award.

Discussions welcome.

Mine:

1. Best overall striker - Demba Ba
2. Best NUFC striker - Papiss Cisse
3. Best value - Ayoze Perez

4. Worst overall striker (whole career) - Xisco
5. Worst NUFC striker - Emmanuel Rivière
6. Worst value - Joelinton

You might find there is tougher competition for the worst spaces :lol:

Offline Rod

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Re: The Mike Ashley striker awards
« Reply #1 on: Monday 31 August 2020, 07:11:23 PM »
Following on from the previous, ‘best number 9’ thread. I thought this would be mildly amusing whilst we have nothing else to do or enjoy.

Below is a list of the strikers signed under Mike Ashley’s fantastic tenureship. Players coming through the academy (Carroll, Shola etc) or those signed as youth players (Toney, Ranger, Zamblera, Edmundsson) aren’t included.

Facundo Ferreya
Shefki Kuqi
Luuk de Jong
Seydou Doumbia
Islam Slimani
Emmanuel Rivière
Yoshinori Muto
Marlon Harewood
Xisco
Joelinton
Yoan Gouffran
Joselu
Leon Best
Daryl Murphy
Aleksandar Mitrović
Peter Løvenkrands
Loïc Rémy
Dwight Gayle
Salomon Rondon
Ayoze Pérez
Papiss Cissé
Demba Ba

Please make three nominations for the below categories:

1. Best overall striker
(whole career i.e, Luuk De Jong may have been s*** for us, but has had a decent career since leaving)
2. Best NUFC striker
3. Best value

4. Worst overall striker (whole career)
5. Worst NUFC striker
6. Worst value

I’ll then tot up the nominations at some point in the future and we can crown our champions. You can only nominate one striker for each award.

Discussions welcome.

Mine:

1. Best overall striker - Demba Ba
2. Best NUFC striker - Papiss Cisse
3. Best value - Ayoze Perez

4. Worst overall striker (whole career) - Xisco
5. Worst NUFC striker - Emmanuel Rivière
6. Worst value - Joelinton

You might find there is tougher competition for the worst spaces :lol:
1. Demba Ba
2. Demba Ba
3. Peter Lovenkrands
4. Riviere
5. Riviere
6 Joelinton by an absolute mile!

Offline Dinho lad

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Re: The Mike Ashley striker awards
« Reply #2 on: Monday 31 August 2020, 08:09:18 PM »
1. Best overall striker - Demba Ba
2. Best NUFC striker - Demba Ba
3. Best value - Ayoze Perez

4. Worst overall striker (whole career) - Xisco
5. Worst NUFC striker - Xisco
6. Worst value - Joelinton

Offline xLiaaamx

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Re: The Mike Ashley striker awards
« Reply #3 on: Monday 31 August 2020, 08:13:22 PM »
Actually don't know. None of them seem great.
Loic Remy
Demba Ba

Xisco
Also Xisco
Joelinton as he's the only one that was expensive.

The best/worst for value is unfair on loan players.

Offline xLiaaamx

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Re: The Mike Ashley striker awards
« Reply #4 on: Monday 31 August 2020, 08:14:00 PM »
People do remember Ba was free, right?

Offline xLiaaamx

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Re: The Mike Ashley striker awards
« Reply #5 on: Monday 31 August 2020, 08:15:26 PM »
Honestly believe of the current lot best career will eventually be Mitrovic.

Offline triggs

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Re: The Mike Ashley striker awards
« Reply #6 on: Monday 31 August 2020, 08:43:51 PM »
Demba Ba
Demba Ba
Demba Ba

Riviere/Xisco
Luuk de Jong
Joelinton
"Lots of young fellas runnin' around in shorts, that's the kind of think you like looking at, and I bet you like that too, only you're probably imagining what they'd look like without shorts, you're sitting there imagining that with a big smile on your face, ya dirty fecker"

Offline buzz

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Re: The Mike Ashley striker awards
« Reply #7 on: Monday 31 August 2020, 09:10:49 PM »
Best overall striker: Ba
Best NUFC striker: Ba
Best value: Ba

Worst overall: Rivière
Worst NUFC striker: Joelinton
Worst value: Joelinton

Offline AyeDubbleYoo

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Re: The Mike Ashley striker awards
« Reply #8 on: Monday 31 August 2020, 09:41:05 PM »
I like Rondon and Ayoze much more than Ba. Guess it’s because he was signed during the ‘do well and we’ll sell you to someone better’ mercenary era.

Offline triggs

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Re: The Mike Ashley striker awards
« Reply #9 on: Monday 31 August 2020, 09:43:32 PM »
I like Rondon and Ayoze much more than Ba. Guess it’s because he was signed during the ‘do well and we’ll sell you to someone better’ mercenary era.

Calling a footballer a mercenary for wanting to play at a higher level is such nonsense
"Lots of young fellas runnin' around in shorts, that's the kind of think you like looking at, and I bet you like that too, only you're probably imagining what they'd look like without shorts, you're sitting there imagining that with a big smile on your face, ya dirty fecker"

Offline AyeDubbleYoo

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Re: The Mike Ashley striker awards
« Reply #10 on: Monday 31 August 2020, 09:47:42 PM »
I like Rondon and Ayoze much more than Ba. Guess it’s because he was signed during the ‘do well and we’ll sell you to someone better’ mercenary era.

Calling a footballer a mercenary for wanting to play at a higher level is such nonsense

He can and should do what he wants, I’m just saying I could never get attached to him.

And it wasn’t as simple as wanting to play at a a higher level, people literally signed for us because we promised to sell them on. Depressing strategy.

Offline Rod

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Re: The Mike Ashley striker awards
« Reply #11 on: Monday 31 August 2020, 10:31:11 PM »
I like Rondon and Ayoze much more than Ba. Guess it’s because he was signed during the ‘do well and we’ll sell you to someone better’ mercenary era.

Calling a footballer a mercenary for wanting to play at a higher level is such nonsense

He can and should do what he wants, I’m just saying I could never get attached to him.

And it wasn’t as simple as wanting to play at a a higher level, people literally signed for us because we promised to sell them on. Depressing strategy.
Can you just pick your six players and stop your pontificating please?

Offline Southerner

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Re: The Mike Ashley striker awards
« Reply #12 on: Monday 31 August 2020, 11:38:32 PM »
Best Overall Striker: Remy
Best NUFC Striker: Ba
Best Value: Ba

Worst Overall: Xisco/Pancrate (he was a Winger right? They count?)
Worst NUFC striker: Joelinton
Worst value: Joelinton